About Us

Blue Mountain, Binfield

Our History

McNamara Contractors were established in 1972 by Tom and Carmel McNamara. The company was formed in Luton Bedfordshire but later moved to Southampton in 1976. We relocated to our current premises in Romsey in 1994, where we have a spacious property comprising offices, workshop and large storage facilities.

We are a family focused team; our Managing Director Brendan McNamara joined the company in 1989 although Tom continued to be MD until 2015. Noëlle joined the firm in 2005 and took over the role of Company Secretary in 2015.

Tom McNamara, Proprietor
"Carmel and I founded McNamara Contractors from scratch in 1972 with nothing to fall back on and it grew rapidly in the ‘70s and ‘80s. There were good times and hard times, but we kept trading through four recessions and we have always been very proud of the high quality work we have produced. We have the most dedicated workforce, a credit to us, and most of our employees have been with us for many years and are considered good friends."

Our Workforce

We are very proud to have a very skilled and loyal workforce. We have employees who have spent their entire working lives with McNamara Contractors and 90% of our employees have been with us for over 10 years. This speaks for itself. We look after our employees and in return they are extremely dedicated to us and as a result we have the best workforce around.

We have invested heavily in our workforce, 100% of our workforce are CSCS qualified. In addition, we have operatives trained and certified in a vast range of disciplines.

Each of our workers hold a range of the following accreditations:

  • SSSTS (Site Supervision Safety Training Scheme)
  • CSCS Supervisor
  • CSCS Skilled Groundworker
  • CSCS Labourer
  • CPCS 360⁰ machine above and below 10 tonnes
  • CPCS dumper
  • CPCS ride on roller
  • Streetworks
  • Confined spaces
  • HGV licence
  • NVQ Level 2 Construction and Plant Operations
  • Cable Avoidance
  • Asbestos Awareness
  • First aid

Key Personnel

Brendan McNamara
 Brendan McNamara, Managing Director
"As a business owner and director I am constantly looking for ways to modernise and innovate but experience has taught me that the best business strategy is a happy client, and this is achieved through careful planning, excellent communication and plain hard work."

Company Secretary
Noëlle Cole

Contracts Manager
Andy Hawkins

Senior Estimator
Alan Sotiris

Buyer
Marc McGovern

Civil Engineer
Mike Kosmetos

Accounts Manager
Sharon Dibden

"McNamara are a great company to work with! I’ve used McNamara on many projects over the years and the quality of their work has always been outstanding. I have always found them very professional while working within budget and time constraints."

Stuart Payne, Owner, Tildan Construction Limited